QuickTime - Save Export Settings -  script help needed

Currently I am using Panther 10.3.9 - with QT PRO 7.02 - ( I do not want to
upgrade to Tiger at this time unfortunately)...
* MY GOAL: to be able to save export preferences in QuickTime pro.
Since QuickTime does not seem to be able to save export presets... I
downloaded the the script collection from
From: Scriptable Applications: Quicktime Player
Location: http://www.apple.com/applescript/quicktime/
and created export settings and tried ....
Save Export Settings.scpt
... but the file that got saved will not open in QT PRO - OSX and wants to
open something from old os9....
what do I do?

= = = (see scripts below)
* here is my basic workflow ...
- load a QuickTime movie
- adjust the QuickTime movie export settings
- save a test copy ( validating the settings)
- run the "save export settings.scpt" with name "set1test"
Then
- open and run the "Export QuickTime movie.scpt" with the name " test movie"
- run the new test movie - and when I check info - it does NOT reflect the desired settings...
= = =
One issue is - this line...
export movie 1 to new_file as QuickTime movie using settings "set1test"
... It doesn't seem to care what the settings file name is - and if I change that name to a nonexistent name - it still exports the movie without an error.... Therefore it leads me to believe that it's not using it to begin with....
- another issue is that the settings file "set1test" says it is the kind = "QuickTime settings document" - however it has a blank icon in the Finder - and there does not seem to be any way to open the file with QuickTime 7.02 - and it can to open something classic mode when I double click on it.
= = = the Save settings script...
tell application "QuickTime Player"
activate
try
if not (exists movie 1) then error "No movies are open."
stop every movie
set the target_file to choose file name with prompt "name & location for the QT settings file:"
save export settings movie 1 for QuickTime movie to target_file with replacing
end try
end tell
=== the Export QuickTime movie.scpt
tell application "QuickTime Player"
activate
try
if not (exists movie 1) then error "No movies are open."
stop every movie
set the movie_name to "mytest.mov"
if (can export movie 1 as QuickTime movie) is true then
set the new_file to ¬
choose file name with prompt "Enter a name:" default name movie_name
export movie 1 to new_file as QuickTime movie using settings "set1test"
end if
end try
end tell

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